Prodigals – human as well as animal – don’t always look the way we expect. They might not strike us as bitter, rebellious, or unstable. Their inner struggles don’t always show in their attitude or actions. Yet they still wander. They still need restoration. And, whatever their driftings, God is more than willing to give it.
It's vital for us to understand how to both receive and extend forgiveness. Just as a business' financial survival depends on managing its accounts, so our spiritual lives depend on addressing ours in a God-honoring way.
The hair salon is probably the only public place where people go in looking their worst, and come out looking their best. Time spent with God is like that.